If I told you his name, you would probably recognize it. You might even wonder whatever happened to him.
For a while, he was the hottest thing in Hollywood. Every movie he did turned to gold. He was fawned over by Hollywood producers, and everyone either wanted to be him, to sleep with him, or cast him as the star in their next movie.
But all of this fame went straight to his head. He drank too much and did too many drugs.
And worst of all, he thought he was the greatest thing on the planet....
I was watching a 1945 black and white movie called “Her Favorite Patient,” starring Ruth Hussey.
Remember, 1945 was the last year of the second world war.
The movie begins with Ruth driving down a country road. She sees a Marine in full uniform hitchhiking and stops to pick him up.
“Where ya headed?” asks the Marine.
“Chicago,” she says. “At least, eventually.”
“Me too, although I’ve got to get there before then.”
I was walking down the high street today, and I walked past someone carrying a bag with the sentiment, “Believe, Achieve, Succeed” written on it. I think it was for a school or an academy in the area. But it struck me that those are three very good simple core principals that we should be instilling in our young folk these days.
All too often we see posts and memes on social media sites extolling how the youth of today expect things to be given to...
The Grasshopper & The Ants is one of Aesop’s Fables, it tells of a lazy grasshopper enjoying the sun, while the ants work feverishly, building up their nest and their stores for winter. When winter comes, the grasshopper has nothing and goes begging to the ants and is turned away. The moral of the story is all about hard work and planning for the future. However, there is another view of the fable, that views the ant’s industry as mean and selfish.
As we grow, we are taught...